Areas of Practice



Maritime Accidents

Oil Rig/Offshore Drilling

Oil rig jobs are known for their long hours, high pay and dangerous conditions. The demand for oil is on the rise, and with it comes the demand for increased productivity; companies push employees to the limit in an effort to keep up with the demand. With 8-12 hour days and a chaotic environment, accidents on oil rigs are a huge threat and the maritime injuries you and your family suffer should not be minimized.

Equipment failure, hazardous chemicals, and exposure to the harsh sea elements all contribute to serious and sometimes fatal maritime accidents. Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP is ready to fight for you against insurance companies to make sure you and your family’s financial needs are protected.

Insufficient Equipment and Manpower

The maritime industry is often subjected to harsh weather conditions, and the constant jolts and rolls to a vessel can affect equipment over time. When equipment fails or is working past its capacity, the accidents that result can cause catastrophic injuries to a person. Our attorneys at Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP can help in such a catastrophe.

The industry today relies on their offshore workers to keep up with growing demands as quickly as possible, and many times the overexertion and insufficient manpower that occurs causes fatigue and errors on a vessel. Companies have a legal duty to provide a reasonable and safe work environment, and this includes foreseeable weather conditions, equipment and manpower. The accidents and injuries that result from this negligence should not be handled alone, so please contact Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP when you are involved in a maritime accident.

Maritime and insurance companies are quick to offer you a settlement far less than what we believe you are entitled to, based on your injuries and damages, and we want to fight for your rights. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can get started on your justice today.

Commercial Diving

Commercial diving involves trust and danger. Divers rely on their boat captains, dive supervisors and other coworkers, entrusting their safety to them everyday. Improper monitoring or faulty equipment can cause severe and even fatal injuries to a diver.

Deep diving, at 100 to 150 feet, carries its’ own dangers in the waters below. Rapture of the deep, ambient pressure, decompression sickness and heavy physical exertion all contribute to greater risks for accidents than most maritime work.

Maritime Injuries that result from a diving accident can include brain injuries, paralysis, or blindness. You and your family should not have to handle such injuries alone. Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP will fight for your financial justice against negligent maritime companies, ensuring your rights and entitlements.

Longshore Workers

Although longshore and harbor workers are not involved in the open waters, their roles are still important to the maritime industry. Longshore and harbor workers build and repair ships, load and unload vessels and work around the docks, terminals and ports.

Their jobs are often just as dangerous as seamen, and when an accident occurs, injuries can be just as severe. Laws were specifically designed to protect the rights of longshoremen and harbor workers when they sustain maritime injuries, and Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP has the experience and knowledge necessary to help you fight for your justice.

Vessel Accidents

The federal definition of a vessel is “every description of watercraft…used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water.”*

There are 12 types of major vessels, and if you have suffered maritime injuries while employed on a vessel, or even the passenger of one, your right to compensation for your damages should not be ignored.

Maritime laws are designed specifically for accidents that occur on the water, and the attorneys at Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP can help you understand your legal rights. We understand the physical and emotional recovery from maritime injuries can be an arduous journey, and we want to ease your mind by taking care of your legal claims. If you or your loved one have been injured in a maritime vessel listed below, please call Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP at 866-494-4786 for your free consultation.

  • Cargo Ships
  • Bulk Carriers
  • Container Ships
  • Auto Carriers
  • Tankers
  • Fishing Vessels
  • Oil Industry Vessels
  • Ferry Boats
  • Tow and Tug Boats
  • Barges
  • Specialized Ships